Today was the trip to see the dietician, she and I had a long talk about my bad eating habits. Did you know I am a fat and sugar junkie? Yep, I love butter, I love milk, I love fried foods. Bring it on. I also love cake. This is my downfall, I am so aware of it. I have food charts for items I can eat and guess what, I get to eat mini bagels, I get the multigrain ones and I can have part of a blueberry bagel, my faves. She also gave me a sample of ideal, a xylitol product to replace sugar.
I am supposed to avoid stress. No more stress for me since it raises blood sugar. I can understand that one. No more 2% milk, either. Well dang, what am I supposed to drink? Skim milk. Okay. I have to learn to balance my fats, my carbs, and my proteins. She pretty much let me know that if I lose the weight, I can get off of the meds. Oh, wouldn't that be exciting? I am so ready for that.
I have noticed that my sugar has gone up recently and I think I know what the culprit is...it will be staying out of my diet for a while just to see if it is the problem. I think it is. My sugar as a whole is pretty good. So, that is one good thing I have going for me.
I am in need of a nap, I haven't been sleeping well lately and I can tell you, I can really feel it. I want to put on my tennis shoes, grab the ipod and hit the streets on my bicycle. If I don't get to ride my bike then the exercise bike will work for me.
I am knitting again. I have a mitt that I am working on, it is one of my patterns that I wrote and I am thinking of entering it into a contest. More on that later.